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Knight and Richmond remembered for Sydney feat

Knight and Richmond remembered for Sydney feat

15 May 2010

Two of the key architects of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Michael Knight and David Richmond were today honoured at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee. Knight and Richmond were presented with awards by the AOC President, John Coates, which said “in grateful appreciation

Coates praises Ellis for increased sports funding

Coates praises Ellis for increased sports funding

15 May 2010

AOC President John Coates has praised Federal Sports Minister, Kate Ellis, for obtaining an extra $195m in this week’s budget when other minsters were getting a spending “haircut".

Australia's oldest Olympian passes away

Australia's oldest Olympian passes away

21 April 2010

The Australian Olympic Committee regrets to announce the passing of Noel Hall OAM.Noel was born in November 1913 and at the time of his death (at 96-years-old) was Australia's oldest Olympian.

Owens and Murray inducted to Athletes’ Commission

Owens and Murray inducted to Athletes’ Commission

19 March 2010

Ski cross racer Jenny Owens and cross country skier Paul Murray were today inducted to the Athletes’ Commission

AOC President Pays Tribute To The Late Lionel Cox

AOC President Pays Tribute To The Late Lionel Cox

10 March 2010

President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, today paid tribute to one of “Australia’s finest Olympians”, the late Lionel Cox. Lionel passed away in a Sydney hospital last night after a battle with pneumonia. He was 80.

New Olympic partnership for AOC

New Olympic partnership for AOC

24 February 2010

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) have signed an historic partnership during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Hamilton Laboratories continues to be part of the Australian Olympic Team

Hamilton Laboratories continues to be part of the Australian Olympic Team

19 February 2010

Hamilton Laboratories today announced it has become an Official Supplier of the Australian Olympic Teams for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. This confirms a commitment to supporting the Australian Olympic Team that commenced in 1984.

Two Australians to oversee Rio 2016 Olympic preparations

Two Australians to oversee Rio 2016 Olympic preparations

14 January 2010

AOC President John Coates has been appointed to the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

They've failed to understand a simple truth about winning

They've failed to understand a simple truth about winning

21 December 2009

Herb Elliott, one of the greatest middle-distance runners the world has ever known, once set down, very candidly

Coates poses more questions to Minister Ellis

Coates poses more questions to Minister Ellis

26 November 2009

AOC President John Coates poses more questions about the Crawford Report in a letter to Minister Ellis.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).